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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time July 11, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time regarding focus and clutter in our life of faith together.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I have been blessed to do a fair bit of travelling in my life. 

The ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 12th Week of Ordinary Time June 20, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 7/13/21

Here's my homily for Pentecost speaking of the 12th Week of Ordinary Time on the notion of "presence" and its importance for our faith.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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I just returned from a week at the beach in Rehoboth DE.

It was great to enjoy something resembling a normal family ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the Pentecost Sunday of Easter - May 23, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/22/21

Here's my homily for Pentecost speaking of the Holy Spirt and a type of discernement that Saint Paul lays out for us.

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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Wind is one of the most evocative of things. 

So, not surprisingly its ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter - May 9, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/08/21

Here's my homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter speaking to what Christians mean when they speak of "love" and what that implies for us.

Especially appropriate for Mother's Day ;-) 

You can fid the readings on which this homily is based linked HERE

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Love, love, love,

Love, ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter - April 25, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 5/08/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter speaking to the "essential work" of self sacrificing love in the life of a Christian.

The readings on which this homily comments can be found linked HERE

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 What is it that motivates a soldier to jump on a hand-grenade ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter - April 11, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 4/10/21

Here's my homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter, meditating on the necessity of faith and the reality of the Resurrection.

You can find the readings herein addressed 

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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On Good Friday here at Saint James I some ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent - March 14, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 3/13/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Lent Time, meditating on "darkness" and "light".

You can find the readings herein addressed HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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 This Sunday the 4th Sunday of Lent has been known, traditionally as “Laetare Sunday”

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent - February 28, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 2/28/21

Here's my homily for the 2nd Sunday of Lent looking at trust in promises.

You can find the readings herein addressed HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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In the readings for today we have before us 

...one old story that makes us squirm

...and a newer one that ... Read More »

Deacon Michael's Homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time - February 14, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 2/13/21

Here's my homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time where I offer that on St. Valentine's Day today's Gospel on the cure of a poor leper reminds us of a "greater love".

You can find the readings herein addressed at HERE

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

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Deacon Michael's Homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time - January 31, 2021

Posted by Dcn Michael Ward on 1/30/21

Here's my homily for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time where I hope that I offer something helpful on the "discernment of spirits"

You can find the readings herein addressed at THIS LINK

I welcome, comments, questions and dialogue.

You can reach me at [email protected]

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Oh no...not one ... Read More »